Recent data breach incidents that expose personally identifiable information and biometrics highlight the lack of proper authentication and storage protocols. Organizations need to implement effective storage-based strategies to protect the biometric data collected as a result of authentication. Why is data encryption the solution?
During this COVID-19 crisis, law enforcement and security personnel are not only expected to continue their usual levels of service to the public, but are also expected to assist in community and government efforts combatting the virus. It is important that law enforcement and security officers are aware of the following information: Recognition, Protection, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and how to Respond if Exposed.
While the overall impact of the coronavirus is still in question, organizations can mitigate the damage it may cause by using mass notification stay in contact with their employees to keep them informed about any changes or developments.
Continuous evaluation can pick up and make note of concerning behaviors among employees, giving an employer the ability to intervene in negative behaviors that take place after the initial background check and before something serious happens to the individual or their organization. Once alerted to concerning employee behavior, employers can unlock multiple organizational support mechanisms, including having HR speak to the individual about the potential cause.
Limiting the spread and collateral damage that COVID-19 poses to the world will heavily depend on the level of situational awareness of the people on the ground and their reaction speed. What are some incident management protocols security leaders should keep in mind during COVID-19?
Ransomware has quickly emerged as a massive cybersecurity threat and is evolving continuously. Certainly, recent ransomware incidents should serve as a wake-up call for all businesses to remain vigilant against ransomware. To minimize the chances of being victimized by ransomware means going back in time to understand how ransomware developed and how it evolved.
Amid the hysteria over coronavirus (COVID-19), many people know to seek out trusted third-parties for guidance in situations like these, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But lesser known is the fact that phishing scammers have started capitalizing on the wide-spread fear and uncertainty for their benefit by posing as these authoritative agencies.
As digital security through online portals continually improves and people become more wary of phishing emails, hackers have turned to old fashioned telephone calls to elicit key pieces of personal information they can use for profit. It takes little technical skill—just the ability to sound convincing to vulnerable people over the phone.